Episode #13 Teaching with Creativity with Lance Mosier

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What if the CSI crew were around to help bring John Wilkes Booth to justice? That's what Lance Mosier has his 8th graders imagine...Seriously, if he had been my history teacher in middle school - I might have paid closer attention. In this episode, Lance and I talk shop about how we reach our students in creative ways - ways that help them engage with the history - Not. Just. Memorize. It. I mean, where is the fun in that? This show is a must for all teachers out there and those who are considering teacher middle or high school as a career. LISTEN!!! There's great stuff here :) We discuss:

  • Lance's blog, Raiders of the Lost History Class

  • How kids engage history at a higher level with creative teaching

  • Technology in the classroom

  • Social media - the good and the bad

  • The Socrative Space Race Game

  • Performative aspects of teaching

  • Social Studies Chat #sschat and Teach Like a Pirate #tlap on Twitter

Lance has a well thought out movie recommendation and some excellent advice for history students, makes a call for those pursuing advanced degrees in the humanities to consider middle or high school teaching, and suggest we all read Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard. So you had better get that one...it's on my list for sure :)

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Music by Advent Chamber Orchestra is licensed under Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/